Monday, August 3, 2020
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Title: Arh
Format: CD
Label: Mystery Sea
Rated: *****
Polish artist Pawel Grabowski may still be defined a newcomer in the drone niche if we judge him by the number and dates of his realeases, but he's surely one of the best in terms of quality. This limited-to-100-copies cdr on Mystery Sea, featuring four untitled movements, is much in the same mood of his excellent vinyl on Drone Records; I haven't been able to check it out, but possibly there are some recurring sounds as well. As usual, Grabowski weaves some solemn, at times sombre soundscapes; though we surely couldn't call this dark ambient, I'm positive there are some restless nights behind his works. "Arh" is an excellent realease from start to end, with incredibly pure and mesmerizing drones, at times punctuated by field recordings, as the creaking door in track 3. Nothing new in terms of components, but just listen andyou'll see how Grabowski stands out from the rest.


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